Sunday May 05, 2013 09:05 PM EDT
Mr. Rogers Headed for the Big Screen: Who Could Play Him?
by Tim NuddIt won't be an easy sweater to fill.
"There's only one person in this whole world like you," Fred Rogers liked to say on his long-running children's TV show. But now the difficult task begins of finding someone just like Mr. Rogers – or who can at least capture his essence – for an upcoming biopic.
A film about Rogers, who died in 2003 at age 74, is in the works at Treehouse Pictures based on a script by Alexis Jolly, a staff writer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Deadline.com reports.
"His keen ability to find the good in anyone, or anything, will make for a truly inspiring cinematic experience," producer Justin Nappi says of the film, which is expected to be called A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
We've offered a few ideas below. Let us know who you would choose, or tell us in the comments.